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4:28 is your time now. it is 66 degrees. more storms rolled in last night. will we get more rain? we'll find out in a moment. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. in our headlines now. one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford county, virginia. that accident happened yesterday along route 16 in stafford lakes parkway. witnesses saw a pickup truck suddenly speed up and cross into oncoming traffic. that truck crashed head-on into
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another truck. the driver of that truck died. the wife of a man who was brutally attacked near eastern market is speaking out about the incident. thomas nosslin was jumped last month. three men attacked him, stole his iphone, and savagely beat him. the men robbed three other people later that night, but police caught and arrested him for those robberies. police found four phones when they arrested the men. one of the phones belonged to maslin, but only a few days ago police connected them to the attack. >> i'm really grateful for the hard work to the police department and the detectives. they're incredible, and they don't get a lot of credit. i want to recognize everything they've done to bring justice to our case. >> maslin is still in the hospital recovering from brain injuries. thanks to a surprise and generous donation, nationals fans won't be stranded at the navy yard during the playoff run. metro announced it will remain
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open for all home games. living social will foot the bill. the nationals refused to pay the bill even though other sports teams in town do that. >> all right. there you go. living social looking like a hero this morning. >> hats off to them. plus veronica johnson is with us this morning as well. want to make you look like a hero. what have you got? the storms came right when we anticipated, around 5:00. they stayed with us just past midnight. these were slow moving storms. had lots of lightning. and because they were so slow moving, they produced a lot of rain in certain areas. down around culpeper. look at that. taking the loop back all the way to 5:00 yesterday. for manassas, for culpeper, areas around warrenton, virginia. between one and two inches of rain because these storms were moving so slow. what's left is was on radar right now. you can see around gaithersburg, fairfax, d.c., all of this
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moving toward the east. that will be moving into areas like bowie and waldorf. right now this is our strongest cell. that will be staying towards calvert beach area. showers around this morning to go with the temperatures in the 60s, mid to upper 60s currently for your morning commute. patchy fog. 62 to 69 degrees. by lunchtime today, mixture of clouds and sun. getting up to 66 degrees. yes, there is a chance for today of rain after 3:00, 4:00, as we head up to 81 degrees. if you're headed out of the house, give yourself extra time. still seeing wet pavement and making the roads slick. inner loop at 355, crash here at one point was blocking the left lane. very light volume, and it looks like possibly that accident may be on the shoulder now. let's head over to i-95 southbound at 17. earlier crash had been moved to the shoulder lane. what you're going to look out for is, as you travel south and
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get closer to 3, there's another accident there, and that accident is blocking your left lane if there's time. give yourself extra time as you head out of the house. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. new this morning, police on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident on the inner loop of the beltway. megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. the rain is really coming down now. folks are going to have to be very careful when they pass through the area. they'll have to go to the left to get away from the accident scene. we've got a jackknifed tractor trailer on the inner loop of the beltway. this is just past wisconsin avenue. they have the lanes blocked off. you can see they're positioning the tow truck. they're trying to get this tractor-trailer -- >> it would appear we're having trouble with megan's live shot. we'll try to get back to her. now to decision 2012, and mitt romney will focus on
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foreign policy. he'll speak by phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama is not meeting with the prime minister during his trip to the u.s., but secretary of state hillary clinton did sit down with him yesterday. also yesterday, netanyahu urged the u.n. general assembly to draw a red line to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. he warned the world may only have until next summer to stop iran. the white house reiterated its commitment to stop iran from building a nuclear bomb. he says he stands behind netanyahu on this issue. romney hopes to focus on fund-raising tonight and bring in $7.5 million during events in the boston area. he spent last night campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have an opportunity with debates to talk about my vision with the country.
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the president will talk about his. those who believe they want bigger government, more intrusive government, deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who think we should encourage economic growth, promote small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> the first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. president obama is urging patients when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades, but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold
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campaign events here in washington. pick up the pace. that's d.c. council mayor marion berry's demand to council members investigating the 2010 campaign of vincent gray. he also accused prosecutors of dragging out their investigations without getting indictments. three former aides have already pled guilty as a result of a probe into the campaign. authorities looking to find a suspect associated with a murder case. officers believe 42-year-old anthony kaglianetti of woodbridge killed a man in new york last week. police say the two knew each other but would not release a possible motive for the attack. taglianetti isonsidered armed and dangerous. a man faces jail after he admits he tried to extort money from robert griffin iii.
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he contacted rg3's agents earlier this year and said he had information that would damage his reputation and wanted $1 million in exchange for his silence. police arrested hurd. he pled guilty to extortion charges and will be arrested in november. starting today, d.c. police will relaunch their breath alcohol test after a two-year hiatus. trained officers will use calibrated meters to test drivers' blood alcohol content. d.c. police stopped that program two years ago when a contractor found the machines were not working properly. on top of the new meters, officers will still continue to do the standard field sobriety tests. if you're planning to take metro this weekend, expect some delays. starting tonight, crews will be working on track improvements on 4 of the 5 lines. on the red line, trains will be single tracks between nomo gallaudet and fort totten.
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buses will replace orange lines between the vienna and east falls church line. and on the green line between southern avenue and branch avenue. all that work expected to wrap up before monday morning's commute. nfl referees are back on the job. the refs received a standing ovation before they took the field in the ravens-bengals game in baltimore. it was the first time since the officials union reached a new agreement on the contract. players and fans were upset with the referees' performance the first three weeks of the season. commissioner goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring the fans through that. we're sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, unfortunately, part of labor management disputes. >> the referees union plans on voting tooday and tomorrow on te labor deal. this will give you a sense how controversial those calls were. one vegas sportsbook is offering refunds to customers who bet on the packers-seahawks game.
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seahawks won on a controversial touchdown call in the final play of the game. the casino owner calls this a unique situation and says it's the right thing to do for its customers. >> i'm going to disagree with that. >> you are? >> it's gambling. that's how it's supposed to work with gambling. >> but this casino decided -- >> it's good pr for sure. ahead on "news 4 today," still fighting for their first division crown. where the nationals' magic number stands now in their battle with the braves. plus trying to figure out if jimmy hoffa's body was buried under this driveway.
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see you bullpen! >> the nationals magic number down to three. they powered past the phillies 7-3 last night in philadelphia. gio gonzalez picked up his 20th win of the season. that's the most in the major leagues. the magic number remains four still because the braves won again as well. the nationals will take on the national championship cardinals this weekend in st. louis. >> we're going to do this. >> just this weekend. >> we're going to go. >> you and me? >> yes, the whole news 4 team. >> i thought you maeeant to the playoffs or world series.
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>> hope we can do that too. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson telling us about rain moving through our area. that's right. from the big rains we had last night, just some lingering showers are left as you take a look outside. and to the radar, you can see this is it really. i'm not seeing any lightning, but the showers moving through, areas around leesburg and into d.c., all headed off to the east toward annapolis and toward waldorf until about 6:30. i think we're going to see showers around the area. we're at 69 degrees now. temperature will dip a little bit and come back up into the upper 70s. high today 81 degrees. we'll have a mixture of clouds and sunshine. clouds will burn off. and around 4:00 today we could see some showers back. maybe a thunderstorm. the main threat over maryland and washington, d.c. the weekend looking pretty good with highs in the low 70s, only a brief shower. danella? checking on a couple of accidents in our area. if you're taking the inner loop of the beltway approaching 355,
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megan mcgrath is on the scene of the jackknifed tractor trailer. here's what's going on. you are able to pass, but single file to the left lane. crews are estimating your travel lanes will be open in about 45 minutes. i want to show you what it looks like on the road just as you make your way before. a lot of rain is coming down in this area. please, if you're leaving the house, give yourself extra time. let's head to eastbound 66 at jefferson davis highway. crash there in the right shoulder lane and blocking the ramp to jefferson davis highway at this time. good news on i-95 southbound at 17. that crash is cleared but still seeing the left lane blocked closer to 3 because of another accident as you make your way i-95 in fredericksburg. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> danella, thank you. it is 4:43. still to come this morning, the man behind a film that sparked protests worldwide like this one in the muslim world, now finds himself behind bars. e.
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i'm melissa mollet at the live desk with breaking news. at least 12 police officers have been killed at clashes in a prison a few hours north of baghdad. according to a ministry official, they took over after setting off car bombs at the gates on thursday. more than 80 prisoners escaped. the prison has been retaken. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. authorities will take soil samples at an eastern michigan home in the hopes of finding the body of jimmy hoffa. a man told police he saw men burying a body in the backyard on the same day hoffa was discovered missing. tests show the ground has been disturbed. hoffa was believed to be involved with the mob at the time of his disturbance.
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today police will try to find out what sparked a shooting in a sign business. i man walked in, killed four people, injured four others before killing himself. police don't know if the man worked for that business, and they're looking for a motive behind the shooting. 3 of the 4 people injured are in critical condition. all eyes will be on aurora as documents in the case of theater shooting suspect james holmes will be made public. the unsealed documents will provide new details and insight into the deadly theater shooting two months ago. holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 during a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises." he's charged with 152 different counts in the attack. a man behind an anti-islam video that inflamed parts of the middle east will remain behind bars. a judge determined nakoula basseley will remain behind bars. anger erupted in the middle east around a 12-minute trailer of a
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film "innocence of muslims." a number of actors and actresses in the film say they were duped. they were hired for a film about ancient egyptians. attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya involved a small number of militants from north africa. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, were killed in that attack. now we're hearing from the family of d.c. woman whose body was found 11 years after she disappeared. a truck driver spotted her remains in a wooded area off of i-95. the 33-year-old was a mother of three girls. her family reported her missing in july of 2006 after she was last seen in d.c. they say they are devastated. >> my heart aches. i feel like a piece of my life is gone.
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and it can never be replaced. >> police say they suspect foul play in this death, but they have not said how this woman died. demonstrators are demanding fannie mae put an end to eviction and foreclosures. police arrested several protesters who blocked traffic on wisconsin avenue in front of fannie mae's headquarters yesterday. executives from the company later met with demonstrators. they say they're focused on helping homeowners who are struggling to hold on to their homes. and this is what police found in one culpeper, virginia home. they say they found more than 100 marijuana plants growing in james barry's basement. the drugs have a street value of about $300,000. officers say the house was rigged to hide the plants. there was even a trap door leading from the main home to the basement. this is the largest grow house operation ever busted in culpeper. d.c. police and fire officials are trying to figure out who defaced a picture of the district's fire chief. somebody drew a mustache on a photograph of chief kenneth
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ellerbe and flipped the picture upside down. the vandalism happened at engine 10 on florida avenue. police came and dusted for fingerprints and filed an official report. news 4 has obtained audio of two fire officials demanding to know who vandalized the picture and threatening criminal charges against them. >> the reason i asked who handled the picture is because there are going to be some charges. at that point, whatever the fire chief decides to do, because at that point you're at his mercy. >> news 4 talked to chief ellerbe about the mustache situation. he says he considers the case officially closed and that the fire department has more pressing issues to deal with. today d.c. mayor vincent gray will help unveil plans for the new ballou senior high school. it will be built on the site of the current school in northeast washington. the old school will be torn down once the new school is finished. the first phase will be finished in 2014 with a final phase in
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january of 2015. the school will serve 1,400 daytime students and up to 900 part time evening students. the virginia state fair kicks off today with new and old attractions. back by popular demand, the racing pigs. can't have a fair without racing pigs. this year you'll also see grizzly bears and bengal tigers. >> oh, my. >> tigers at a fair. and also a virtual tour through six virginia farms. the virginia state fair runs through october 7th at the meadow events park in doswell near king's dominion. >> should we take small children? i don't know. >> that's what you see at the circus, not a fair. >> i hope they're taking care of these animals. >> got to try something new and different. let's talk about the forecast. is that where we are? >> yes. >> let's do it. >> we care about this. a couple of hours ago on radar, there was this big of an area that had the heavy rain. now it's this big. so at least it's shrinking. >> that is some science right there.
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>> sometimes it gets down to something that simple. here it is on the radar. earlier, a couple of hours ago, you had areas from frederick to warrenton all the way down south that had the moderate and heavy rain. now it is a much smaller area. you can see it as we go ahead and zoom in. moderate pockets of heavy rain still happening along 29 from columbia to bethesda in d.c., woodbridge, clinton, even diehl. all of that is headed east through areas of anne arundel county and prince george's county over the next hour. rain falling. still have a southwest wind. later today, we'll have more of a westerly wind. that will be as this weather front finally comes through. that is why i think our best chance for afternoon showers and storms will be areas east and along i-95 and down across southern maryland. as far as the weekend goes, a lot of folks asking about the weekend. i think that front will be well
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south and east. sunshine around the area for saturday. a little area of low pressure on sunday. could bring just a few showers of areas of southern maryland and down through the northern neck. forecast for today, 75 to 81 with isolated thunder taking place after, i think, about 3:00 p.m. as far as the weekend, again, highs in the low 70s. a little chance on sunday. and next week we'll have highs in the low to mid-70s for most of the early part of the week. danella? veronica, still checking on a couple of accidents in our area. first let's head over to i-66 as you make your way eastbound towards jefferson davis highway, still seeing that ramp shut down because of a crash there. this time inner loop of the beltway, still keeping an eye on the jackknifed tractor-trailer. you are able to get by as you approach 355, but single file to the left. you can take the exit. i want to urge you to use caution. you are seeing delays as you travel past 355 on the inner loop of the beltway. speaking of the beltway, checking out the beltway in virginia, very wet pavement
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here. want to make you aware, outer loop as you make your way past braddock toward the interchange, still seeing two left lanes blocked as the cones erupt. you're able to get by. good news on the i-95 southbound approaching 3, the crash has been moved to the shoulder lane. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, over to you. 4:54. some of world's top golfers are in the chicago area for the ryder cup. the tournament takes place every two years and pits the united states against europe. this year's event takes place at the medinah country club. you can catch it tomorrow on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. talks between the nhl owners and players union will continue today. the league cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule yesterday because of the ongoing lockout. the owner locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides couldn't agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. the capitals are scheduled to open their season october 12th at home, but that is looking more and more like it will be cancelled too. >> too bad.
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we need hockey. >> try to get it together soon. it is now 4:54. coming up, controversy over the kennedy center honors. why some feel certain minority groups are being ignored. first, though, the search for a stolen -- look at this guy. a stolen puppy. we'll tell you why the people who care for this animal worry he might be in danger.
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welcome back at 4:57. a maryland animal shelter needs your help finding a stolen puppy. the animal resource foundation in chester says a couple came in this past tuesday and played with 7-week-old mango. four minutes later the couple was down and so was the dog. mango is a miniature dachshund that weighs less than two pounds. he's not been weaned from his mother and has not received all his shots. a painting bought at a flea market is now the focus of an fbi investigation. french impressionist francois renoir painted the piece that may have been stolen from the baltimore museum of art in 1981. a woman paid just $20 at that time a flea market. it turns out it's betweworth up
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$750,000. facebook now offering people the option of giving gifts via facebook. you can buy anything from a $5 starbucks gift card to a $200 wireless speaker. the gift shows up on the person's time line as a preview, and then the real thing shows up at their doorsteps a few days later. this is currently available on android phones and will soon be live on the iphone too. there's a new social network apparently for you to waste your time with. it's called sypop. it connects people through common interests so you can meet people and bond over your hobbies. it's one of the new social networks looking to cut into facebook's 950 million users. good luck with that. >> what common interests? >> something else to spend on the computer to do. sypop.

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